NIMASA inaugurates staff joint consultative forum 

NIMASA inaugurates staff joint consultative forum 
L-R: Deputy Director, Human Resources, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Hamisu Gambo; Treasurer, Staff Joint Consultative Forum (SJCF), Oladele Fawole; Director, Admin and Human Resources NIMASA, Mrs. Ronke Thomas; Chairman SJCF, Abdullahi Yelwa and Vice Chairman SJCF, Mrs. Shielibe Abe, during the inauguration of the forum at the NIMASA headquarters in APAPA, Lagos, recently.


The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has inaugurated an 18-member staff joint consultative forum for the purpose of strengthening the relationship between the management and the workforce of the agency.

While inaugurating the forum at the NIMASA headquarters in Apapa, Lagos recently, Jamoh said communication between management and staff was key in efforts to move the maritime industry forward.

The Director General, who was represented by the Director, Administration and Human Resources, Mrs. Ronke Thomas, acknowledged the recent achievements in the agency’s core mandates, saying they have been driven by the motivation of the workforce.

“Management is not about us and them; effective management is the ability to get the best out of the workforce and this we have always championed since we took leadership of this agency. We want to further give the workforce a voice, which will be another milestone in the history of this agency,” Jamoh was quoted in a press release issued by the NIMASA public relations unit weekend as saying.

Stressing the importance of the consultative forum, the NIMASA chief stated that as someone who rose through the ranks and spent over three decades in the agency, he was aware of the yearnings of the staff. He said he would prioritise anything that would grow maritime in Nigeria.

“My experience in this industry is a unique one. Having risen through the ranks, I know what the staff need to be more motivated and the ripple effect of what we are doing would be felt in the entire maritime sector. Let me assure you that this management is committed to doing whatever will drive the Nigerian maritime sector to an enviable height,” Jamoh was further quoted as saying.

He enjoined executives of the consultative forum to maintain a cordial relationship with staff and management, while presenting all staff matters or grievances to the management in a civil manner, as guided by extant laws and the guiding policy.

In his acceptance speech, the chairman of the forum, Abdullahi Yelwa, thanked the management team of the agency for the internal communication initiative.

Yelwa said the forum would strengthen the trust the staff had built with the present management of the agency.

The NIMASA staff joint consultative forum has Mrs. Shielibe Abe as Vice Chairman and representatives from all cadres of the agency.

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